up the accord for -- would cover security but is not a comprehensive deal as had been hoped. on the streets of greece, there have been violent clashes between police and demonstrators during a day of strikes. the action was called to protect against massive new cuts in government spending. this report from athens. >> it seems today that this city has come to know all too well, petrol bombs, tear gas, protesters fighting on the streets. this time, the police soon regained control. the kind of violence, the peaceful protest of the majority, marching against more cuts to come. >> we are desperate people. >> the ax will fall on pensions and education and retirement age is set to rise for greece to receive its lifeline.